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Quisp

Quisp

Quaker Oats Quisp
Quisp (1966) is one of the most popular animated cereal characters of all time. He is a pink-skinned propeller-driven alien who wears a green jumpsuit. His eyes are permanently crossed. Quisp and Quake fought over whose cereal was better, and who could "save the day" in a series of commercials. "Vitamin powered sugary cereal Quisp for Quazy energy." Quisp was voiced by Daws Butler. A complete Quisp profile can be found at Quisp.com.

Fact: An upside down box of Quisp can be seen in the background of a scene from "The Pretender" television series (Season 3, Episode 6, "Flesh and Blood").

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Miner QuakeAussie Quake

Original Quake

"New" Quake

Quaker Oats Quake

Quake (1966) provided "earthquake power!" to those who ate it. Quake was a giant of a man in a hard hat, flexed biceps, and sported a "Q" on his big, muscular chest. He originally wore a miner's helmet. Original Quake cereal was made at the earth's core. "The sugary sweet cereal with the power of an earthquake." In 1969 he trimmed down and put on an Aussie cowboy hat. Other Characters included: Quunchy, Mother Lode (Quake's mom), and the evil Dr. Ah-Ah. Quake was voiced William Conrad (TV's "Cannon", and the narrator of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show").

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Quangaroo

Simon the Quangaroo

Quaker Oats Quake Quangaroo's
Simon the Quangaroo was featured on this orange-flavored cereal in 1971. Ads ran as late as 1974. The cereal lasted until 1976. Quangaroos are "The pride of Orangeania." Simon was voiced by Bill Scott.

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Dragon

Dragon and Maiden

Quaker Oats Quisp Cereal
Quaker Oats Quake Cereal
The Dragon was one of the menaces which required a hero, like Quisp or Quake, to make the world safe once again. Here a maiden requires a hero's assistance. We believe this image shows the apparent pain the dragon endured upon being punched in the stomach by Quake.

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Original King Vitaman

King Vitaman

Quaker Oats King Vitaman
New King Vitaman
19702000
These Jay Ward Studio characters included King Vitaman, and his knights: Sir Laffitup, and Sir Cravenleigh, plus foes Blue Baron and Not-So-Bright Knight.

Originally, King Vitaman was a straight man to his supporting characters. When he mentioned his name, the others didn't know whether he meant himself or the cereal. For example, he would command someone to pour milk on King Vitaman and they'd spill it on him to which he'd yell "Not me! The cereal!" (Not pictured is the second version in which King Vitaman was a sillier character who thwarted his villains by himself).

King Vitaman was voiced by Joe Flynn, Paul Frees did Sir Laffitup, Bill Scott was responsible for Sir Cravenleigh and Daws Butler voiced the villain Blue Baron.

The cereal itself was very much like Cap'n Crunch in that it tore up the roof of your mouth. King Vitaman described it as "tasty, sugary, little crowns with a full day's supply of vitamins and iron".

The animated characters lasted only one year (1970) before they were replaced by a human king (George Mann) with a crown of spoons and a red and white checkered tablecloth robe. King Vitaman Cereal was touted as "the 100% vitamin and iron cereal" with "sugary sweet tasty little crowns...kids love'em!"

In 2000, Quaker Oats replaced the human king with a new animated king.

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Laffitup

Sir Laffitup

Quaker Oats King Vitaman
Sir Laffitup (1970) was one of King Vitaman's knights. Voiced by Paul Frees.

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Blue Baron

Blue Baron

Quaker Oats King Vitaman
Blue Baron (1970) was one of King Vitaman's foes who of course wanted access to King Vitaman's treasure trove of cereal. Voiced by Daws Butler.

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Not So Bright Knight

Not So Bright Knight

Quaker Oats King Vitaman
Not So Bright Knight (1970) was one of King Vitaman's foes who also fought for access to King Vitaman's cereal.

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Captain Vitaman

Captain Vitaman

Quaker Oats Captain Vitaman
Iron Mike
Captain Vitaman (1968) was a precursor to King Vitaman. Iron Mike (1968) was a supporting character in commercials. Other characters included Vitamins A, B, C, and D. It is unclear how much of the cereal was ever produced, if any, but two commercials were produced in 1968. Supposedly, Peter Graves voiced Captain Vitaman in the pilot commercial.Please let me know if you remember seeing Captain Vitaman cereal.

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Quincy Quaker

Quincy Quaker

Quaker Frosted Oat Flakes
Quincy Quaker (the boy) appeared on boxes of Frosted Oat Flakes in 1968. The girl only appeared in advertising, which was produced by Jay Ward Studios. Dick Beals provided Quincy's voice. This cereal was test marketed in Kansas City. It may not have gone national.

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Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

Quaker Winnie-the-Pooh Hunny Munch
Winnie-the-Pooh (1968) is bear of very little brain and is fond of honey. "Honey Sweet fun to munch!" Here is a complete profile on Winnie-the-Pooh.

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PB & J

PB and J

Quaker Oats' PB and J Cereal
PB is the English explorer, and J is his faithful companion. PB and J was supposedly a Peanut Butter and Jelly cereal. The box was printed in 1982. The cereal didn't last very long on the grocer's shelf and probably was only available in a few select test markets, including New England, before going to that big cereal bowl in the sky.

One of our visitors writes "I remember this cereal! Truly nasty stuff. This was the only "sweetened" cereal my mom ever bought without the usual begging and pleading by me and my brothers. Mom usually bought "healthy" (she says) "boring" (we said) cereals, but one day she brought home this crap (probably because it was priced cheap on a clearance shelf). I vaguely remember the commercial...but the details are hazy."

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers had their own variety of Quaker Instant Oatmeal in 1994, which included little "Power Bolt" candies in the oatmeal. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were popular color-coded heroes that can change into powerful zords.

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King of the Land of Half

King of the Land of Half

Quaker Oats Halfsies
Animated by Jay Ward Studios, Halfsies was a Quaker cereal from the early 1980s, with only 1/2 the sugar of most sweetened cereals (plus Nutrasweet). Characters included the King of the Land of Half, his sons Half Prince and Half Pint, Count Awfulot, and the Jester. Everything on the box was in half. For example, his crown, the cereal bowl, the chair...everything was in half. Bill Scott played the Jester and Paul Frees voiced Count Awfullot.

Half PintJester
Half PintJester

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Mr. E

Quaker Oats Mr. E, the Mysterial Cereal
Mr. E, voiced by Paul Frees, was based upon The Shadow radio character.

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Officer Hi and Officer Lo

Quaker Hi-Lo's
Officer Hi and Officer Lo (1982) were another creation of Jay Ward Studios.

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Dick Daring

Quaker Puffed Wheat
Quaker Puffed Rice
Dick Daring.

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Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

Quaker Puffed Wheat
Quaker Puffed Rice
Dick Tracy was a crime fighter with futuristic gadgets. His radio show was sponsored by Quaker in the mid to late 1930's.

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Mort & Wally

Wally the Walrus
Mort the Moose

Quaker Oats Sugar Puffs of Wheat
Wally the Walrus and Mort the Moose appeared on Sugar Puffs in 1958 for one year only.

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Jeremy Bear

Jeremy Bear

Quaker Oats Sugar Puffs (UK)
Sugar Puffs
Jeremy Bear appeared on boxes of Sugar Puffs "The Honeyest Wheat Cereal" in the UK in the 1960's and 1970's. Jeremy Bear was originally a live bear cub who appeared in ITV Sugar Puff advertisements in the UK in the early sixties. Cartoon characters were used when the use of live animals in advertisements became unacceptable.

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Honey Monster

Honey Monster

Quaker Kalas Puffar (Sweden)
Quaker Crousty Meil (France)
Quaker Sugar Puffs (England)
Honey Meltz
Honey Waffles
Honey Monster is as popular in Sweden as Tony-the-Tiger is in the United States. He has also been seen in France and the U.K. He looks like a giant muppet (similar to Harry). Remember, if anyone asks why Sugar Puffs taste so good, "Tell them about the honey, Mummy". (Mummy, as in "Mommy").

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